Construction started on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship Carnival Celebration

   January 13, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Construction works on CCL-Carnival Cruise Line’s 2nd Excel-class ship Carnival Celebration started with the steel cutting ceremony at Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland.

Like the sistership Carnival Mardi Gras, the newbuild is scheduled for Caribbean cruises with homeporting in Miami starting November 2022.

After the official ceremony, attended by Ben Clement, Carnival’s Senior Vice President of New Builds, and Tim Meyer, Meyer Turku’s CEO, work officially started on Celebration’s innovative offerings, a lot of which made Mardi Gras one of the most anticipated in cruising. Just like Mardi Gras, Carnival's Celebration will also feature BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea, as well as unique design features created specifically for this newbuild, along with signature venues that will be specific to the ship.

Carnival Celebration cruise ship

Carnival Celebration is scheduled for inauguration in November 2022 (maiden voyage departs on Nov 6th) and will offer year-round roundtrips from the new Terminal F in PortMiami Florida - a modern facility constructed specifically for Carnival. The addition of Carnival Celebration will maintain PortMiami’s position as the top embarkation port for CCL.